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Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this growth to rising resident income.

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At last week's in-cosmetics Hamburg event Cosmetics Design spoke to Euromonitor International's head of beauty and personal care, Irina Barbalova to find out what are the latest developments in the emerging markets, particularly in Brazil and China, where continued growth is leading to premiumisation.

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. 

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Hair volumizer and skin oil take gold at Natural and Organic Awards from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Neocell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer and Pukka Herbs’ Active Oil were the big winners when the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced at the Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

Johnson & Johnson drops PurTox from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The company as a whole may have reported strong first quarter results, but Johnson & Johnson has ended efforts to rival Allergan’s popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Rivertop gets multi-million dollar investment to develop bio-based ingredients from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The demand from the cosmetics industry and others for bio-based ingredients has seen chemicals producer Rivertop Renewables raise $26 million from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors.

Datamonitor reveals 'exciting' sunscreen innovation trends from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Ramaa Chipalkatti, senior analyst at Datamonitor stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to chat about all things innovative in sun care segment.

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